Say goodbye to the ordinary and hello to the extraordinary with this easy strawberry mojito recipe. Bursting with juicy strawberries, zesty lime, and a refreshing kick of mint, this concoction will have your taste buds doing the salsa. It’s the perfect blend of sweetness and bubbles, delivering a punch that’ll make even the toughest critics say, “more please!”
Why You’ll Love This Strawberry Cocktail
- Easy Beginner Cocktail: You cannot mess this one up. The stunning presentation, and delicious flavor, makes this great for parties or crowds.
- Refreshing: The light strawberry and mint flavor paired with the bubbly club soda makes this the perfect sipping cocktail for hot summer days, although it’s delicious all year long!
- Easy to Customize: You can use almost any berry in this recipe!
Listen, this is my go-to cocktail for parties. It is so simple to make and the flavor is easily a 10/10. It’s light enough to serve with dinner, but also boozy enough that it can be served as the main attraction at cocktail hour! Basically, this easy cocktail checks ALL of the boxes.
Really, this mojito combines the classic mojito ingredients with the delightful sweetness of fresh strawberries. It’s the perfect blend of tangy and sweet, thanks to the citrus, and just works. Not to mention, you can turn it into the most visually stunning drink with just a few pieces of sliced fruit!
Strawberry Mojito Ingredients
- Mint: Fresh mint is the only way to go with this recipe. Don’t skip it. It pairs with the berries and lime to give you such a refreshing and delicious cocktail.
- Strawberries: Fresh berries work best. However, in the off season I use thawed frozen fruit. Since it gets muddled, you don’t miss out on too much.
- Lime: Again, fresh is best. But in a pinch you can use bottled lime juice.
- Sugar or simple syrup: You can muddle the berries with granulated sugar, or use a simple syrup. Personally, I prefer the syrup. You can buy premade simple syrup (affiliate) in stores or make your own.
- Rum: The type of rum you want to use will depend on your preference. I find that you can never go wrong with the liquor store workers recommendations.
- Club soda: A little fizz goes a long way. Topping things off with club soda tones down the rum just enough and makes this a sip-able drink that is almost irresistible.
Best Strawberry Mojito Recipe
Ready for a quick rundown? This recipe is super simple to make. Once you’ve made it one time you’ll be a pro.
- PREP: Make the lime mint syrup. Measure out ingredients for the cocktail, slice and juice limes, and get glasses ready.
- MUDDLE: Add berries and mint to the bottom of glasses. Squeeze lime juice over the top and muddle with a muddler (affiliate) or the back of a spoon until mashed and fragrant.
- TOP OFF: Fill the glass with ice over the top of the mashed berries. Add a bit of lime simple syrup and rum.
- SERVE: Pour club soda into each glass just before serving and enjoy!
- Cocktail Glasses: I’m a fan of 11oz glasses (affiliate) with fancy designs. This set is my go-to because it is beautiful and used almost daily, even for non-alcoholic options.
- Muddler: Liked above, I’m a fan of muddlers. However, I’ve lost mine countless times and found a spoon or the back of a shot glass will work just as well.
- Pitcher: Making this for a crowd? Serve in a cocktail pitcher (affiliate)!
Fresh strawberries do work best in this recipe, however frozen strawberries can be a convenient alternative, especially when fresh strawberries are out of season. Simply thaw the frozen strawberries before muddling them in the cocktail.
Yes. You can experiment with other spirits such as vodka or tequila if you enjoy different flavors. Feel free to explore and adapt the recipe to suit your preferences and enjoy a customized twist on the classic strawberry mojito.
There are several alternatives you can use to replace the rum. One popular option is to replace it with sparkling water or club soda for a refreshing and bubbly mocktail. Another option is to use a non-alcoholic rum substitute or flavored syrup that mimics the taste of rum.
No. I stir this cocktail, if you want to shake the recipe you can use a cocktail shaker OR a mason jar with a lid. Just be sure to wait to add the club soda AFTER you’ve shaken the rest of the ingredients.
While it’s best to enjoy a freshly made strawberry mojito to savor its vibrant flavors, you can prepare certain elements in advance to save time and make the process more convenient. Here’s what you can do:
Muddle the strawberries, lime wedges, and mint leaves ahead of time and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. This will help infuse the flavors and save you some prep time later.
Prepare a batch of simple syrup (sugar syrup) in advance and refrigerate it. This way, you’ll have it readily available when making the mojitos.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup water
- zest of 1 lime
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- white rum, or coconut syrup
- strawberries washed and sliced
- club soda
- Combine the sugar and water into a small saucepan and bring to a simmer. Cook until the sugar has dissolved completely, about 1 minute.
- Remove from the heat and stir in the lime zest with the 1/4 cup mint leaves.
- Cool to room temperature, strain, and refrigerate.
- Place 2-3 strawberries into the bottom of a cocktail glass with 2 mint leaves.
- Squeeze 1 lime wedge into the glass and muddle with the back of a spoon.
- Add 2 tablespoons of the mint syrup.
- Top the mixture off with ice, 1 shot of rum, and club soda. Enjoy!